Artists like Black Coffee, Nasty C, Burna Boy, AKA, Cassper Nyovest, Sjava, Sun-El Musician dominate locally whilst Ed Sheeran, Drake and Khalid are the top international artists on the continent.
Africa is home to a great tapestry of cultures and musical genres and Apple Music has shown unwavering support to many musicians from the continent, offering the perfect platform for artistic exposure and development. It is also committed to showcasing the immense talent coming from Africa both on the continent and across the world.
Nasty C is listed the most streamed artist over the 4 years, followed by Nasty C, Joyous Celebration and AKA in South Africa.
Below are Apple Music’s top artists, albums, songs and playlists from the last four years.
Top South African Artists on Apple Music from the last 4 years
Mlindo The Vocalist
Sun El Musician
Top Local Songs in South Africa from the last 4 years:
Black Coffee & David Guetta feat. Delilah Montagu – Drive
Goldfish feat. Diamond Thug – Deep of the Night
Lady Zamar – Collide
Prince Kaybee feat. Busisiwa & TNS – Banomoya
Kwesta feat. Wale – Spirit
Sun El Musician feat. Samthing Soweto – Akanamali
AKA feat. Kiddominant – Fela In Versace
TiMO ODV – Dancing Again
DJ Sumbody Feat. Cassper Nyovest, Thebe & Veties – Monate Mpolaye
Shekhinah – Suited
Top Local Albums in South Africa from the last 4 years:
Nasty C – Strings And Bling
Mlindo The Vocalist – Emakhaya
AKA – Touch My Blood
Sjava – Umqhele
Shekhinah – Rose Gold
Sun-El Musician – Africa to the World
Cassper Nyovest – Thuto
Simmy – Tugela Fairy
Amanda Black – Amazulu
Joyous Celebration – Joyous Celebration 22: All for You (Live)